There are 4 ways to get from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) by train, bus or car

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Train Virgin West Coast Trains  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  2. Take the train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport Stansted Express

$96 - $134

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Bus  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station 777 / ...

$24 - $45

2 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Stansted Airport

$75 - $120

Drive  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) 125.5 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station station and arriving at Stansted Airport, Coach Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Birmingham New Street and arriving at Stansted Airport. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Birmingham and London Stansted Airport (STN) is 101 miles. The road distance is 125.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) without a car is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £70 - £110.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to get from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN), including transfers.

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Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station.

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Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Birmingham New Street station.

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The best way to get from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) is to train which takes 2 h 18 min and costs £70 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £35 and takes 3 h 55 min.

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Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Stansted Airport, Coach Station.

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Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Stansted Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN).
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  • Distance: 100.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

What companies run services between Birmingham, England and London Stansted Airport (STN), England?

You can take a train from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) via London Euston, Euston Underground Station, Tottenham Hale Underground Station, and Tottenham Hale in around 2 h 18 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Birmingham to London Stansted Airport (STN) every 3 hours. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Stansted Express
Website
stanstedexpress.com
Train from Tottenham Hale to Stansted Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
stanstedexpress.com
Standard
$24
First
$39
Business
$36
CrossCountry
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Digbeth, Birmingham Coach Station to Stansted Airport, Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
nationalexpress.com

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